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A career low, possibly by any artist....... ever
, 24 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Benji (Audio CD)
Well, as somebody else said, I have been a fan since Down Colourful Hill. I own and listen to probably about 90% of his LP's , no mean feat given the slew of recent releases sent our way. Seen Kozelek live, would put 'April' in the top 10-20 albums I own, even liked the move to a more picked guitar style.
But... it is clear he is just taking the mickey out of his fans now, from some recent interviews he sounds cynical, and to release this as an album that requires the punter to spend money, must be the most cynical ploy in history.
In a word - terrible. But why, when the other reviewers gave it 5 stars?! Well each to their own. From my perspective I hear 1) off key vocals 2) no hooks or vocal inflections of interest 3) a none scanning, dull, flat phrased delevery of a teenagers diary 4) terrible uninteresting "conquest" lyrics in the style of Adrian Mole 5) "fall flat" humour coupled with the least interesting guitar since the Bert Wheedon 6) and the most disappointing use of talented guest singers for a long time - did Will oldham have a credit card bill he had to pay?
I could go on, but I know that will get boring fast. I just wonder what the quality control is on this product, and why I was such a fool to buy it. Truly terrible.
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